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A Walk Through Fresno's Downtown Homeless Encampments By: Mike Rhodes I took a journalist from the Bay Area on a walking tour of the homeless encampments. I have to admit that it has been a couple of [...] Continue Reading

Can We End Homelessness in Fresno?

By: Mike Rhodes The City of Fresno has been hammering away at the homeless, but not making much progress in the effort to end homelessness. On January 28, about 100 homeless people were evicted from [...] Continue Reading

From the Editor

By: Mike Rhodes Like most Community Alliance readers, I want to believe that our lives in Fresno are improving as we work through the many serious problems that confront us. In the past year, the [...] Continue Reading

One City Distraction After Another

By: Bill Simon The local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) continues working on our request to the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) for a Pattern and Practice Investigation of [...] Continue Reading

Outrage of the Month

By: Mike Rhodes It is always sad when you see a bully taking advantage of someone who is weak and powerless. It is even more upsetting when that bully is the City of Fresno, whose employees are being [...] Continue Reading

When Shoestrings Come Untied

By: Kelly Borkert On February 19, a fund-raiser for Fresno Food Not Bombs will take place at the Full Circle Brewery (620 F Street, just north of Ventura and east of the Highway 99 exit). Blake Jones [...] Continue Reading

Speaking up for the Homeless

Human Rights Day is an international event sponsored by the United Nations. In Fresno, a press conference was held on December 10 where speakers at a gathering of advocates for the homeless lambasted [...] Continue Reading

Housing is a Human Right

By: Nigel Medhurst Homeless advocates believe that housing is a human right. On December 10, International Human Rights Day, a press conference was held at the Pam Kincaid Neighborhood Center in [...] Continue Reading